Article ID: CBB001211141

IBM Relational Database Systems: The Early Years (2012)


Wade, B. W. (Author)
Chamberlin, D. D. (Author)

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Volume: 34, no. 4
Issue: 4
Pages: 38-48

Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Part of a special issue on relational database management systems.
Language: English

The relational data model, proposed by E.F. Codd in 1970, inspired several research projects at IBM and elsewhere. Among these was System R, which demonstrated the commercial viability of relational database systems. This article describes the research challenges faced by the System R team and how the technology they created has influenced the development of the modern database industry.

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Authors & Contributors
Harwood, John Jeffrey
Knowles, Scott Gabriel
Leslie, Stuart W.
Akera, Atsushi
Medina, Eden
Schlombs, Corinna
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
MIT Press
University of Minnesota Press
Columbia University
University of Chicago
Computer science
Business and commerce
Computer industry
Relational databases; management
Saarinen, Eero
Codd, E. F.
Time Periods
20th century, late
United States
Latin America
San Diego (California)
California (U.S.)
International Business Machines Corporation
General Motors Corporation
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Eli Lilly and Company

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